It is high time we wake up to what is happening:
Under the guise of ‘keeping us safe’ we have seen politicians, leaders, health bureaucrats and most of the media push the most shocking assault on basic liberties, human rights, and the democratic process that has been witnessed in peacetime.
The erosion of freedom and the attack on what a liberal democracy is all about has been shocking to behold. Thankfully many people here and overseas have realised just how dangerous and totalitarian all this has become, and they are speaking out and fighting back.
I have featured many of them on these pages, but here I want to single out one outstanding commentator from the US who has been a powerful voice of sanity in all this madness. Indeed, he has had hundreds of opening monologues on his highest-watched cable news channel in America that have been must-watch, must-share.
I refer to Tucker Carlson. A very recent commentary of his is utterly superb and I cannot recommend it highly enough. And the good news is, if you like reading, the link just below has the full transcript. But if you prefer watching and listening, the video of course is there as well. The 16-minute video is here: www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-degradation-people-american-crisis
Please have a watch and share far and wide. Carlson has a real gift of encapsulating in a short amount of time the real issues and the real problems we are facing. What follows are large slabs of his discussion. He begins this way:
The COVID vaccines aren’t like other vaccines that you might be familiar with, so here are some things that we know about them. Unlike, say, the smallpox vaccine, which prevents you from getting smallpox, the COVID vaccines do not necessarily prevent you from getting COVID. The COVID vaccine does not prevent you from spreading COVID to other people. The long-term effects of the COVID vaccines are unknown, and at this point cannot be known. We do know the vaccines are many times less effective than natural immunity in protecting people, and close to 100 million Americans already have natural immunity. We know that in some cases, the COVID vaccines cause potentially fatal heart problems in the people who take them.
One new study shows that teenaged boys are six times more likely to suffer cardiac damage from the shot than they are to be hospitalized with COVID itself. So it’s a mixed picture. That’s some of what we know about the COVID vaccines. And yet, these very same vaccines — which are far less effective than we were told they were initially, potentially dangerous for some, and completely unnecessary for tens of millions of others — are now, nevertheless, mandatory for virtually everyone in America. So why is that? Why exactly is that the policy? In his speech to the country last week, Joe Biden didn’t bother to explain why. Explanations are not necessary at this point. Your consent is no longer required.
He refers to Biden’s September 9 speech mandating forced vaccines, and says this:
That address, Biden’s address, was the most divisive speech ever given by a modern American president. Virtually every sentence of the speech reinforced a single point again and again. And it was this: Your fellow Americans are dangerous to you. They could kill you. And that includes your family, it includes your friends, it includes the people you sit next to at work. All of these people are threats to you and only the Biden administration can save you. “We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated coworkers,” that’s what the president said.
Think about that for a moment. Does it make sense? If the vaccine works — and they assure us adamantly that it does work and they punish us if we question how well it works — then how can the unvaccinated possibly pose a threat to the vaccinated? How? What exactly is the risk exactly to the vaccinated from the unvaccinated? Joe Biden didn’t tell us the answer. He didn’t tell us because he doesn’t know. No one knows. There is no answer. The entire argument is transparently absurd. And once you realize that, you realize that none of this endless talking about public health, at this point, is really about public health.
If it was about public health, the authorities would simply make vaccines available to anyone who wanted the vaccine, call it a victory, which it would be, and leave it there. But that’s not what it’s about. It’s about power. These demands are so obviously irrational, that forcing you to accept them without complaint is the whole point of the exercise. It is a form of sadomasochism, it is dominance and submission. It’s about power. If they can make you take medicine you don’t want or need, they’ve won. You are theirs. You belong to them. They want this.
They want it enough that they’re willing to destroy the health care system in order to do it. And one of the many ironies from his speech – the very moment Joe Biden accused the unvaccinated of wrecking our hospital system, they’re going to flood the system – at that moment, actual hospitals around the country were beginning to deny critical services to patients because too many nurses had quit. Why did the nurses quit? Because of the vaccine mandates. They left their jobs rather than get the COVID vaccine.
Yesterday, to name one example, a hospital in New York stopped delivering babies. They can’t deliver babies because too many nurses have fled from the mandate. In California, the already third-world state of medicine has declined dramatically and become a full-blown crisis. California can’t hire nurses from out of state because too few will come because they don’t want the vaccine. One health care executive told Bloomberg News that only about half of his front-line nurses who treat COVID every day have received the COVID vaccination. The rest of those nurses have refused. Half! Again, these are people who treat COVID for a living. You can’t dismiss them as uninformed. They know virtually more than anyone in the world about this subject. But they’ve refused the vaccine. Why? No one’s answered that question and until recently, no one thought we’d have to answer that question. Because until recently, mandatory vaccines were unthinkable, even among Democrats.
He quotes a number of them, and finishes with the words of one progressive: “There are privileges associated with being an American. That if you wish to have these privileges, you need to get vaccinated. Travel, and having the right to travel in our state, it’s not a constitutional right as far as I know to board a plane.” Tucker continues:
“If you wish to have these privileges, you need to get vaccinated.” The person who said that, the last person in the montage we just played, is the former head of Planned Parenthood. Her name is Leana Wen. That’s quite a statement to make. So here you have a woman who moved to this country from China sitting authoritatively in a box on CNN, lecturing Americans that their most basic birthright — the right to travel within their own country, the country they were born in — is now, in fact, a privilege that the Democratic Party may decide to grant if you follow its demands. “Dr. Wen, may I have permission to drive my kids to school?” It’s pretty shocking if you think about it. How dare somebody say something like that out loud on television? What country is this? But more to the point, why doesn’t anyone in authority seem outraged by it? Possibly because a lot of them hope that’s our future.
Congressman Don Beyer of Northern Virginia — a fashionably radical car dealer from Arlington — has already introduced legislation in the House that would require vaccine passports for all domestic air travel in this country. Sound crazy? It’s just the first step, phase one of a much larger program. Once authoritarian measures like Don Beyer’s have made large numbers of otherwise law-abiding Americans desperate enough to use fake vaccine cards, then we’ll move to the next phase, and this will likely happen soon. You’ll start to hear about the dangerous epidemic of fake documents out there — “an epidemic that threatens the public health of this country…. Over to you, Wolf.” Now, keep in mind that the term “fake” in this context will refer only to documents designed to evade scientifically unjustifiable and transparently partisan COVID regulations, the kinds we’re seeing everywhere. The forged documents that millions of foreign nationals use every day — to work illegally at, say, Don Beyer’s car dealerships in Arlington — those fake documents will get no mention at all. They will never, never be mentioned on CNN. Because those are the good kind of fake documents. Only racists complain about those fake documents.
So within a short time, guaranteed, we will have another mass panic, this one about fake vaccination cards. And into this hysteria will step Fauci and Biden and Leana Wen and the rest of the power-grabbers in the political-media axis. And suddenly they will have the perfect solution to this terrifying new crisis of fake vaccine cards and the answer, needless to say, will be digital COVID passports. It’ll be so obvious: All your key personal health information, protected by your unique biometric signature, stored safely forever in the cloud. It’s perfect — it’s highly efficient. Only a Russian Q-Anon operative could oppose something so obviously good and essential to the public health. Just don’t forget to bring your fingerprints with you the next time you want to leave your house, or buy food, or fly on an airplane, or visit your children in college, or have a job, or get access to your checking account. Because Leana Wen is going to need to verify that you are following all of the rules. All of those things are privileges now. They’re not rights. They can be taken away.
If that sounds like a fever dream or paranoia, rest assured it’s not. Without mass resistance, that’s exactly what’s coming, and it’s coming soon. And once it does come, the question is where does it go from there? In a moment of centralized tech surveillance, combined with mass social conformity, and that’s exactly the country we’re living in right now, there aren’t many limits to where it could go.
If they can force you to take a vaccine that you don’t need, what can’t they do? Why don’t they, I don’t know, make you take psychiatric drugs if you’re persistently disobedient? Express the wrong view, get a Thorazine shot. Why couldn’t they do that? What’s the limiting principle on them? In fact, you can imagine a panel of CNN doctors explaining that we’d all be a lot safer if the mentally ill propagandists on the radical right got the treatment they need, and stopped spreading their dangerous conspiracy theories. So giving them psychotropic meds is an urgent matter of public health. Does that sound far-fetched?
How about if these school therapists convince your 6-year-old to switch genders and accept chemical castration? At this point, why should you be able to stop that from happening? Why should you have any say at all? You’re not a doctor. You’re just a parent and you have no power. If you’re no longer in control of your own body — and thanks to the vaccine mandates, we’ve established that you’re not in control of your own body — what gives you the right to control your child’s body? It’s a good question.
As Joe Biden himself told the country on Thursday, “This is not about freedom.” And that’s true, it’s not about freedom. Keep in mind it wasn’t so long ago that authorities in this country forcibly sterilized and lobotomized American citizens against their will. Why? In the name of public health. And it wasn’t just a few people, by the way. It was a lot of people. So explain slowly so we can understand why that can’t happen again. Tell us why some version of that isn’t unfolding right now.
Suddenly things are moving very fast, and they’re all moving in a very specific direction. Just the other day, one of the most prominent members of the United States Senate — the former Harvard Law professor called Elizabeth Warren — wrote a public letter to Amazon demanding the site ban books she disagrees with. So here you have a self-described liberal, who was a law professor at a premier law school, calling for book burning. Did you think you’d live to see that? The most amazing thing is that no one seemed to notice.
He looks at some massive American problems such as the homeless on California streets and then concludes:
Imagine the selfless geniuses who framed our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, returning 250 years later to see what their country has become. So that is the actual crisis that we face; it’s the degradation of our people. But rather than fix it or care about it, which is the first step toward fixing it, they increase the degradation.
Bow to our will or we’ll punish you. Violate your own beliefs. Give us your dignity. And the very moment when the American population desperately needs to be loved, helped, understood, uplifted, they are being degraded and punished by their leaders. How is that going to end?
America looks to be on its last legs. So too does Australia and so many other Western nations. Unless we wake up – fast. Please have a view of the entire video. Here it is again: www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-degradation-people-american-crisis